Department of Numbers

Maine Job Growth

There were 623,300 jobs in Maine in June 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 678,814 employed persons for the month. Maine added 2,800 jobs in June 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 1,947 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Maine job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey June 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 623,300 +2,800 +6,900
CPS 678,814 -1,947 +14,749

Maine Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Maine as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment in Maine

CES employment in June 2017 for Maine is at a new high of 623,300.

CPS employment in Maine reached a maximum of 681,876 in April 2017. 3,062 jobs have been lost in Maine since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through June 2017

Maine Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
June 2017 623,300 2,800 678,814 -1,947
May 2017 620,500 -1,400 680,761 -1,115
April 2017 621,900 -1,000 681,876 2,213
March 2017 622,900 2,900 679,663 3,922
February 2017 620,000 -1,900 675,741 3,899
January 2017 621,900 4,300 671,842 2,901
December 2016 617,600 500 668,941 415
November 2016 617,100 1,100 668,526 619
October 2016 616,000 -1,800 667,907 757
September 2016 617,800 -300 667,150 901
August 2016 618,100 0 666,249 1,034
July 2016 618,100 1,700 665,215 1,150